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Urgent treatment centres

What are urgent treatment centres?

Urgent treatment centres are an alternative to A&E. They are centres that treat minor injuries and illness that require urgent treatment that cannot be seen by your registered GP.

Where’s my nearest UTC?

For most people in Hammersmith and Fulham, the closest urgent treatment centre is based at Charing Cross Hospital or Hammersmith Hospital. They are staffed by experienced GPs and nurses, healthcare assistants and other healthcare practitioners.

Charing Cross Hospital
Urgent Treatment Centre
Fulham Palace Road
London W6 8RF
Tel: 020 8846 1005
Opening hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Hammersmith Hospital
Urgent Treatment Centre
Du Cane Road
London W12 0HS
Tel: 020 3313 1000
Opening hours: 8am - 12 midnight, seven days a week
From 1 November 2019, opening hours at Hammersmith Hospital UTC are 8am - 12 midnight, seven days a week

**As part of our management of the covid-19 emergency we have taken the difficult decision to temporarily close the Hammersmith Hospital Urgent Treatment Centre with immediate effect from 8am on Friday, 20 March**

More information here


Which conditions are treated at UTCs?

The urgent treatment centre treats minor injuries and illnesses that require urgent treatment.

  • minor illnesses
  • cuts and grazes
  • minor scalds and burns
  • strains and sprains
  • bites and stings
  • minor head injuries
  • ear and throat infections
  • minor skin infections / rashes
  • minor eye conditions / infections
  • stomach pains
  • suspected fractures

On arrival at the urgent treatment centre you will be assessed and treated in order of the priority of your condition.

This is an urgent treatment service and should only be used if you require urgent medical attention and cannot be seen by your registered GP.

  • If your condition is urgent and requires immediate attention, you will be seen by an appropriate clinician in the urgent treatment centre.
  • If your condition is not urgent or immediate, you will be referred back to your GP.
  • If you are seriously ill, you will be referred to the emergency department which is located next to the urgent treatment centre.